Mental Health

  • Self-injury

    on March 28th, 2017
    Whether you have heard about “cutting” from breathless gossip reports about young starlets or anxious parents of adolescent girls, it seems to be a phenomenon that is on the rise. As a pediatrician, you may be the first (or only) adult in a young person’s life who notices evidence of self-inju[...]
  • SPECT reveals perfusion problems in antiphospholipid syndrome

    on March 27th, 2017
    AT LUPUS 2017 MELBOURNE (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – SPECT imaging can identify abnormalities in brain perfusion in patients with multiple antiphospholipid antibodies and neuropsychiatric symptoms, but without a history of thrombosis, according to a study presented at an international congress on sy[...]
  • Grandparents aid in early diagnosis of autism

    on March 24th, 2017
    Family members other than parents can play a key role in initial recognition of problems prior to diagnosis of autism, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and potentially better outcomes, a study found. Of 477 parents of children with autism who were surveyed online, 25% of parents reported that oth[...]
  • Empirical evidence lags behind rise in preadolescents presenting with gender dysphoria

    on March 24th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS ANNUAL MEETING SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The treatment of preadolescents who present with gender questions is often complicated by the absence of evidence-based data on who is most likely to remain gender dysphoric into ad[...]
  • The power of interaction – Supporting language and play development

    on March 22nd, 2017
    Engaging caregivers in the management and treatment of early childhood developmental challenges is a critical component of effective intervention.1 Family-centered care helps to promote positive outcomes with early intervention (across developmental domains), and there’s increasing evidence that p[...]
  • Childhood adversities tied to depressive symptoms in older homeless adults

    on March 22nd, 2017
    FROM THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY Childhood adversities, which are known contributors to psychiatric morbidity in adults, continue to be disruptive later in life, a cross-sectional study of 350 older homeless adults shows. “Clinicians should collect information about childhood adve[...]
  • Spousal suicide linked to higher risk of mental, physical disorders

    on March 22nd, 2017
    FROM JAMA PSYCHIATRY The spouses of people who died by suicide are at increased risk of mental health disorders, physical problems, and social health problems within 5 years of their partner’s death, based on data from a cohort study of about 7 million adults in Denmark. The findings were publishe[...]
  • People often think functional neurological symptoms are feigned

    on March 22nd, 2017
    FROM JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, NEUROSURGERY & PSYCHIATRY Clinicians, other caregivers, and even patients often think that functional neurological symptoms and movement disorders are feigned or somewhat amenable to the patient’s control, according to two separate survey studies published online in [...]
  • CORRECTION: Maternal mental health: New consensus on optimal care

    on March 20th, 2017
    In an article titled “Maternal mental health: New consensus on optimal care”, published Fed. 9, 2017, the citation for the recommendations was misstated. It should have been Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar;129(3):422-430.[...]
  • Adolescent opioid use common but decreasing

    on March 20th, 2017
    FROM PEDIATRICS About a quarter of high school seniors have taken prescription opioids, medically or nonmedically, but exposures have declined over the past 2 years, according to a study. “The recent declines in medical use of prescription opioids and nonmedical use of prescribed opioids from 2013[...]
  • Evolocumab doesn’t make patients dumb

    on March 20th, 2017
    AT ACC 17 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Concerns about possible adverse cognitive effects from the new lipid-lowering drug evolocumab and from aggressive lowering of LDL cholesterol were largely put to rest with results from a nearly 2,000-patient study showing that a median 20 months of t[...]
  • Are new medications on horizon for patients with depression, inflammation?

    on March 16th, 2017
    EXPERT OPINION FROM THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS MEETING SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Inflammation is inextricably linked to depression in a subset of patients who differ from other depressed patients in their responses to certain interventions, according to Charles L. Rai[...]
  • More time in aftercare improves abstinence

    on March 14th, 2017
    FROM THE OPEN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY Patients treated for addiction for longer than 30 days showed a significantly higher abstinence success rate of 84%, compared with 55% for patients whose treatment stopped at 30 days, a study of 72 adults shows. The findings were not significantly different among [...]
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